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Jen Cardew

SfAA Elections: A Call for Candidates

Don’t forget that the SfAA Elections are scheduled for the Fall. The Nominations and Elections Committee invites your suggestions for candidates for the slate. The following offices will be included in this election:

– President-elect (male candidate)
– Board of Directors, two positions (one female/one male)
– Nominations and Elections Committee, two positions (one female and one/male).

Please contact the members of the Nominations and Elections Committee if you have a suggestion (Peter Brown, David Groenfeldt, Terre Satterfield, Alicia Re Cruz). Or, contact the SfAA Office at(405) 843-5113 or info@sfaa.net.

CFP: SfAA Annual Meeting, Baltimore 2012 – Bays, Boundaries and Borders

Sheraton Baltimore City Center, March 27 – 31

http://www.sfaa.net/sfaa2012.html

Call for Papers and Sessions

Meeting Theme Description

This meeting invites advocates, activists, policy makers, scholars and researchers to respond creatively to the  2012 program theme, “Bays, Boundaries and Borders,” with papers, posters, roundtable discussions, sessions or videos on a broad range of issues, problems or topics including those that arise from the interaction of people with their natural or community environments; those that help us better understand or “push beyond” the current boundaries of our knowledge, methods, practices or theories in helping resolve human problems; and those focused… Continue reading

Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) Committee & Student Education

The Human Rights and Social Justice (HRSJ) Committee of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is supporting a new initiative to help promote student education and professional development in activist anthropology. We are seeking students interested in interviewing senior anthropologists about their activist work. Topics to cover in interviews will include ethical considerations in the field, effective dissemination of information, and practical implications of their work. These interviews may develop into publishing opportunities for students, either as pieces for the HRSJ column of the SfAA News or as a series that may be presented to interested journals. We are also… Continue reading

2011 NAPA Student Achievement Award

NAPA is now accepting submissions for the Eighth Annual Student Achievement Award, to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and possibly see their work published.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged… Continue reading

Please vote by Monday!

Dear NAPA Members: Please vote by Monday May 31, 2011 for the AAA elections if you have not done so. http://aaanet.org/about/Elections/index.cfm In addition, you can help by contacting your network and personally asking them to vote. We want to thank our membership for their efforts with getting the word out about this election- the responses have been great!

Below is NAPA President, Tim Wallace’s original note about the election.

2011 marks a critical year both for the American Anthropological Association and for our Section, the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology. Our society is experiencing unprecedented pressures for change.… Continue reading

2011 NAPA Student Achievement Award

NAPA is now accepting submissions for the Eighth Annual Student Achievement Award, to recognize student contributions in the area of practicing and applied anthropology. The award honors students who have excelled in these fields and provides opportunities, particularly for students who have worked on team projects and in applied contexts, to be recognized during the AAA annual meeting and possibly see their work published.

Awards include three cash prizes: $300 first place; $100 first runner-up; and $50 second runner-up. Additionally, students will be awarded a certificate of recognition and will be acknowledged at the NAPA Business Meeting during the 2011… Continue reading

We need your vote! NAPA members nominated for AAA positions

The American Anthropological Association is holding ballots for several positions.  The NAPA Governing Council (GC) would like to ask each and every one of you to please take a few minutes to vote.  It really does not take more than a few minutes to vote and each vote really makes a difference.  According to the AAA only an average of 17% of the AAA membership votes which means it doesn’t take much to elect a AAA president.  This year we’re proud to have Shirley Fiske, a well-experienced practitioner, running for that position- wouldn’t it be… Continue reading

Message from NAPA President Tim Wallace

Dear NAPA Friends:

This is just a short note to remind you that our Montreal AAA meetings are really not that far away both temporally and spatially and that we should all think about those sessions and papers we want to present. Carol Hafford is again our Program Chair and she has a reminder note about those invited sessions we want to encourage.

Included in this note is also a call for papers for the 2011 EPIC Conference. Included in this note is also a call for papers for the 2011 EPIC Conference. EPIC has become a wildly successful international… Continue reading

We're re-designing our site: What would you like to see?

I’m currently working with a web designer to develop a new version of this website.  The design is focused on both aesthetics and function.  My highest priority is to get all of our wonderful content organized in such a way that it’s more easily navigated.

I’d like to ask all of you a favor- what content would you like to see on our new site?

  • What content do you visit the site hoping to see?
  • What information do you need, as a student or practitioner?
  • Do you have anything you want to know that you can’t find… Continue reading

Upcoming WAPA event (Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists)

“Cultural Sameness” and “Cultural Otherness”: Benefits and Drawbacks in Applied Anthropological Work

When: Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 pm
Where: Charles Sumner School
1201 17th St NW
Washington, DC

Presenters: Michael Cernea, Stan Yoder, more TBA

Throughout much of the history of anthropology, students were expected to conduct fieldwork in cultures and societies not their own. That expectation shifted somewhat several decades ago, and students are able to do fieldwork in their own culture and society as well as in others. This panel discussion, led by Michael Cernea and assisted by Stan Yoder, will consider… Continue reading